Rhys Ruddock is back in the Connacht squad for the game against Newport Gwent Dragons on Saturday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Leinster Rugby Head Coach Leo Cullen has made two changes to the Leinster XV to take on the Newport Gwent Dragons in the Guinness Pro12 on Saturday. F(...)

Ian Madigan: “It was very satisfying to see the stuff we have been working on over the last three of four weeks come to fruition.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ian Madigan watched from the bench as Johnny Sexton’s effervescence allowed Ireland’s backs to sparkle and fizz during the 50-7 victory over Canada a(...)

Leinster’s Jack Conan with Josh Turnbull of Cardiff. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster 23 Cardiff Blues 15 The roar that greeted a late penalty try was an expression of relief as much as anything else from the Leinster supporter(...)

Darragh Fanning is tackled by Edinburgh’s Ben Toolis during Leinster’s 16-9 defeat at Meggetland. Photograph: Inpho

Edinburgh 16 Leinster 9 Leinster came to Scotland with hopes of opening their Guinness Pro12 campaign on a positive note but against an Edinbur(...)

Girvan Dempsey is currently the interim backs coach for Leinster. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Girvan Dempsey says Ireland coach Joe Schmidt is being characteristically shrewd in not showing his full playing hand weeks before his side’s first m(...)

Leinster’s Jack Conan scores a try at Donnybrook last night. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Leinster 68 (Tries: Conan (2); Nacewa, McFadden, McGrath, Leavy, Beirne, Van der Flier, Fanning; pen try Cons: Nacewa (5); McFadden (4)) Moseley 0 (...)

Ireland’s Michael Bent is tackled by Scotland’s Grant Gilchrist during the World Cup warm-up match at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photo Niall Carson/PA

The Ireland management will be keeping a close eye on the performances of Michael Bent and Gordon D’Arcy in tonight’s pre-season friendly against Mose(...)

Michael Bent will line out for Leinster on Friday night alongside Gordon D’Arcy. Photograph: Inpho

The Ireland management will be keeping a close eye on the performances of Michael Bent and Gordon D’Arcy in Friday night’s pre-season friendly against(...)

Leinster’s Jack Conan scores a try against Ulster during their pre-season friendly at Kinsgpan Stadium, Belfast. Photograph:  Inpho

Ulster 21 Leinster 24 Leo Cullen’s tenure as Leinster coach began in ideal style with his shadow squad, a mixture of youth and some notable exp(...)

Dominic Ryan will captain Leinster in their friendly against Ulster on Friday night. Photograph: Sportsfile

Dominic Ryan will captain Leinster against Ulster on Friday night as the Leo Cullen era begins at Ravenhill. Backrow Ryan is one of three Ireland inte(...)